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  • A Conversation on Evolving U.S. Policy toward Russia - American Academy of Arts & Sciences
    Presently he is Project Director for a large study of U S policy toward Russia at the American Academy of Arts Sciences His most recent book is a collaborative volume Russian Foreign Policy in the Twenty first Century and the Shadow of the Past Columbia University Press 2007 Other recent books are with Bruno Coppieters Statehood and Security Georgia after the Rose Revolution The MIT Press 2005 with Celeste Wallander Swords and Sustenance The Economics of National Security in Belarus and Ukraine The MIT Press 2004 and Thinking Strategically The Major Powers Kazakhstan and the Central Asian Nexus The MIT Press 2002 With Timothy Colton he co edited After the Soviet Union From Empire to Nations Norton 1992 Legvold is a trustee of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and a member of various advisory boards including those of the of the International Forum of the U S Russian Business Council the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University the Program Board of Centers for Advanced Study and Education Russia and the Foundation for International Peace and Democracy led by Mikhail Gorbachev He is a recently elected foreign member of the Russian Academy of Social Sciences He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts Sciences in 2005 and serves on the advisory board of its Committee on International Security Studies Thomas Graham 19 min joined Kissinger Associates Inc as a Senior Director in 2007 He was Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Russia on the National Security Council Staff from March 2004 February 2007 and Director for Russian Affairs on the National Security Council Staff from June 2002 February 2004 During his five years on the National Security Council staff he was a key White House interlocutor with the Putin government From August

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  • The Education of an American Dreamer - American Academy of Arts & Sciences
    Peter Nicholas 6 min is Cochair of the Academy Trust and a member of the Academy s Investment Committee He is Co Founder and Chair of the Board of Boston Scientific Corporation the world s largest medical device company dedicated to less invasive therapies Previously he served as General Manager of the Medical Products Division of Millipore Corporation and held a variety of positions both domestically and internationally at Eli Lilly He has served as Chair of the Board of Trustees at his undergraduate institution Duke University and as a Member of the Board s Executive Committee He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1999 Speaker Peter G Peterson 25 min is Co Founder and Chairman Emeritus of The Blackstone Group a private investment banking firm he co founded in 1985 He recently launched the Peter G Peterson Foundation to target undeniable unsustainable and untouchable threats to the nation s future and to future generations of Americans He is the Chairman Emeritus of the Council on Foreign Relations founding Chairman of the Peterson Institute for International Economics in Washington D C and founding President of The Concord Coalition Mr Peterson was the Cochair of The Conference Board Commission on Public Trust and Private Enterprise with John Snow formerly Secretary of the Treasury He was also Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York from 2000 to 2004 Prior to founding Blackstone Mr Peterson was Chairman and CEO of Lehman Brothers 1973 1977 and later Chairman and CEO of Lehman Brothers Kuhn Loeb Inc 1977 1984 He was named Secretary of Commerce by President Nixon in 1972 Mr Peterson is the author of several books including Running On Empty How the Democratic and Republican Parties are Bankrupting Our Future and What Americans Can

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  • Science, Energy, and the Environment - American Academy of Arts & Sciences
    program in energy and resources He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1983 On the Future of Energy Moderator Richard A Meserve became President of the Carnegie Institution for Science in 2003 He is former Chairman of the U S Nuclear Regulatory Commission He was a Partner in the Washington D C law firm Covington Burling LLP and now serves as Senior of Counsel Earlier in his career he served as law clerk to Supreme Court Justice Harry A Blackmun and as legal counsel to the President s Science Adviser He has served on and chaired numerous legal and scientific committees including many convened by the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering Among other activities he is a member of the Board of Overseers of Harvard University He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1994 and serves as a member of the Academy s Council and Trust He also serves on the advisory committee of the Academy s Global Nuclear Future Initiative 7 min Speakers Steven E Koonin is Under Secretary for Science at the United States Department of Energy He was previously Chief Scientist for BP plc where he was responsible for guiding the company s long range technology strategy particularly in alternative and renewable energy sources He joined BP in 2004 following a twenty nine year career at the California Institute of Technology as a Professor of Theoretical Physics including a nine year term as Provost He has served on numerous advisory bodies for the National Science Foundation the Department of Defense and the Department of Energy and its various national laboratories His research interests have included theoretical and computational physics as well as global environmental science He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1991 12 min John W Rowe is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Exelon Corporation a utility holding company headquartered in Chicago He is the senior chief executive in the utility industry having served in such positions since 1984 He has led Exelon since its formation in 2000 through the merger of PECO Energy and the parent of Commonwealth Edison He previously held Chief Executive Officer positions at the New England Electric System and Central Maine Power Company served as General Counsel of Consolidated Rail Corporation and was a Partner at the law firm of Isham Lincoln and Beale He serves on the board and executive committee of the Nuclear Energy Institute NEI and is the past Chairman of NEI and the Edison Electric Institute He is also Cochairman of the National Commission on Energy Policy an industry and environmental organization dealing with climate change He is a member of the boards of directors of Sunoco and the Northern Trust Company In both 2008 and 2009 Institutional Investor named Rowe the best electric utilities CEO in America He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and

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  • 229th Induction Ceremony - American Academy of Arts & Sciences
    film and television Received a Tony Award for The Great White Hope 1969 and Fences 1987 and four Emmy Awards for outstanding work on television Acclaimed performances in Othello Macbeth and King Lear Recognized as the voice of Darth Vader in the Star Wars trilogy and Mufasa in The Lion King 1994 With the Verizon Foundation s Literacy Initiative traveled across the country reading to children and talking to them about the importance of reading Appointed to the James Madison Council of the Library of Congress 1993 Recipient of a Kennedy Center Honor 2002 9 min Introduction by Arthur Gelb Terence Tao University of California Los Angeles Los Angeles California Professor of Mathematics Recipient of the Fields Medal in 2006 Made fundamental contributions to harmonic analysis partial differential equations combinatoric analytic number theory and representation theory In analysis his results on the Kakeya conjecture are well known In number theory he proved with Green that there exist arbitrarily long arithmetic progressions of prime numbers 8 min Introduction by Gordon Gill Elizabeth G Nabel National Institutes of Health Bethesda Maryland Director National Heart Lung and Blood Institute Developed gene transfer technology to express recombinant genes in blood vessels and delineated mechanisms by which cell cycle and growth factor proteins regulate vascular proliferation and inflammation processes critical to cardiovascular diseases Advances programs in genomics of complex diseases stem progenitor cell biology translation and global heath 11 min Introduction by Linda Greenhouse Ronald Marc George Supreme Court of California San Francisco California Chief Justice Former President of the Conference of Chief Justices and lecturer on judicial independence Reorganized and strengthened the structure and financing of the California courts Recipient of national awards including the William H Rehnquist Award for Judicial Excellence and the American Judicature Society s Dwight D Opperman Award for Judicial

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  • The New Literary History of America - American Academy of Arts & Sciences
    of Sciences a member of the Institute of Medicine a member of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei and a member of the Harvard University Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation He was awarded the President of Italy s Gold Medal for Scientific Contribution in 2005 He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1980 Speakers Werner Sollors 15 min received his Ph D degree from the Freie Universität Berlin and holds the Henry B and Anne M Cabot Chair as Professor of English and Professor of African American Studies at Harvard University where he joined the faculty in 1983 He served as chair of Afro American Studies from 1984 1987 and from 1988 1990 of American Civilization from 1997 2002 and of Ethnic Studies from 2001 2004 Coeditor with Greil Marcus of A New Literary History of America Harvard University Press 2009 his major publications include Beyond Ethnicity Consent and Descent in American Literature and Culture 1986 Neither Black nor White yet Both Thematic Explorations of Interracial Literature 1997 and Ethnic Modernism 2008 He has written essays on ethnicity pluralism migration multiculturalism and numerous American authors His edited books include The Return of Thematic Criticism 1993 Theories of Ethnicity 1996 Mary Antin s The Promised Land 1997 Olaudah Equiano s Interesting Narrative 2000 Charles W Chesnutt s Novels Stories and Essays 2002 An Anthology of Interracial Literature 2004 and Alexandre Dumas s Georges 2007 A corresponding member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and of the Bayerische Amerika Akademie he was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts Sciences in 2001 Greil Marcus 14 min is an author and critic He began a career long relationship with Rolling Stone in 1969 where he became the magazine s first record review editor Book

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  • The Public Good - The Impact of Information Technology on Society - American Academy of Arts & Sciences
    and Welcome Location Microsoft Emilio Bizzi Institute Professor Massachusetts Institute of Technology President American Academy of Arts Sciences Jesse H Choper Earl Warren Professor of Public Law at the UC Berkeley School of Law Chair of the Western Region and Vice President of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences Leslie Berlowitz Chief Executive Officer American Academy of Arts Sciences C Gordon Bell Principal Researcher Microsoft Research Information Technology Democracy Puamityblic Discourse Electoral Politics and Governance Location Microsoft Moderator Edward D Lazowska Bill Melinda Gates Chair in Computer Science and Engineering University of Washington Panelists Joshua Cohen Marta Sutton Weeks Professor of Ethics in Society Professor of Political Science Philosophy and Law Stanford University Henry Brady Class of 1941 Monroe Deutsch Professor of Political Science and Public Policy University of California Berkeley Edward Felten Professor of Computer Science and Public Affairs Princeton University Alternative Futures of the Internet Fears Optimism Location Microsoft Moderator David Clark Senior Research Scientist MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory Panelists Hal R Varian Chief Economist Google Inc Cynthia Dwork Principal Researcher Microsoft Research Jonathan Zittrain Professor of Law and Co Founder of the Berkman Center for Internet Society Harvard Law School Creative Arts New Tools and Technology the Democratization of Craft Location Microsoft Moderator Pat Hanrahan Canon USA Professor Computer Graphics Laboratory Stanford University Panelists Charles Geschke Co Chairman of the Board Adobe Systems Inc Dale Dougherty General Manager Maker Media O Reilly Media Inc Carl Rosendahl faculty member Carnegie Mellon Entertainment Technology Center founder and former President Pacific Data Images Jonathan Berger Billie Bennett Achilles Professor of Music and founding Co Director of the Stanford Institute for Creativity and the Arts Stanford University Digital Transformers Location Google Moderator John L Hennessy President Stanford University Panelists Butler Lampson Technical Fellow Microsoft Inc Irwin Jacobs

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  • The Election and its Consequences - American Academy of Arts & Sciences
    pioneer in computer architecture he drew together researchers in 1981 to focus on a computer architecture known as RISC Reduced Instruction Set Computer a technology that has revolutionized the computer industry by increasing performance while reducing costs In 1984 he co founded MIPS Computer Systems now MIPS Technologies which designs microprocessors He has lectured and published widely and is the coauthor of two internationally used undergraduate and graduate textbooks on computer architecture design A recipient of the 2000 John Von NeumannMedal the 2000 ASEE R Lamme Medal the 2001 Eckert Mauchly Award and the 2001 Seymour Cray Award he is a member of the National Academy of Engineering the National Academy of Sciences the Association for Computing Machinery and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts Sciences in 1995 Speakers David Brady 14 min is Deputy Director and Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution He is also the Bowen H and Janice Arthur McCoy Professor of Political Science and Leadership Values at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a professor of political science in the School of Humanities and Sciences at the university Amember of the Stanford University faculty since 1987 he served as associate dean from 1997 to 2001 An expert on the U S Congress and congressional decisionmaking his current research focuses on the political history of the U S Congress the history of U S election results and public policy processes in general His published work includesmost recently Revolving Gridlock Politics and Policy from Carter to Bush II 2006 and Red and Blue Nation Characteristics and Causes of America s Polarized Politics with Pietro Nivola 2007 He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts Sciences in 1987 Pamela S Karlan 18 min

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  • The Nuclear Future - American Academy of Arts & Sciences
    Panel Discussion I 44 min Moderator Richard A Meserve President Carnegie Institution for Science Speakers Robert Rosner President UChicago Argonne LLC Director Argonne National Laboratory William E Wrather Distinguished Service Professor University of Chicago Richard Lester Director Industrial Performance Center and Professor of Nuclear Science and Engineering Massachusetts Institute of Technology Scott D Sagan Professor of Political Science and Codirector Center for International Security and Cooperation Stanford University Steven E Miller Director International Security Program Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs Harvard Kennedy School Left to right Steven E Miller Scott D Sagan Robert Rosner Richard Lester and Richard A Meserve Presentation of the Rumford Prize 24 min About the Rumford Prize Louis W Cabot Chair of the Academy Trust and Vice President of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences Leslie Berlowitz Chief Executive Officer and William T Golden Chair American Academy of Arts and Sciences Presentation of the Rumford Prize to Sidney D Drell Senior Fellow Hoover Institution Stanford University Professor of Theoretical Physics Emeritus and Deputy Director Emeritus Stanford Linear Accelerator Center presented by Walter B Hewlett Chair of The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and Emilio Bizzi President of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences William J Perry Michael and Barbara Berberian Professor Stanford University Senior Fellow Hoover Institution Stanford University presented by Walter B Hewlett and Emilio Bizzi Sam Nunn Cochairman and Chief Executive Officer Nuclear Threat Initiative presented by Stephen D Bechtel Jr Chairman Emeritus and Director of Bechtel Group Inc and Leslie Berlowitz George P Shultz Thomas W and Susan B Ford Distinguished Fellow Hoover Institution Stanford University presented by Stephen D Bechtel Jr and Leslie Berlowitz Left to right Sam Nunn William J Perry George P Shultz and Sidney D Drell Panel Discussion II 40 min Moderator Richard A Meserve

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